Supervisor of Packaging

Supervisor of Packaging
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US-MI-Warren
Steven Weber

Purpose

 

This position is responsible for managing and directing the Packaging department with effective leadership and coordination to achieve the weekly objective, while simultaneously developing the department to continuously improve and progress.  This role is responsible for managing and supervising the Packaging department team members, Packaging Machine Line, supplies, and packaging, organizing, and preparing the shipment of the variety of SKUs for the company.  The Supervisor of Packaging role must lead and participate in their job with professionalism and safety, consistently.  The Supervisor of Packaging will report to the Manager of Processing.  This role will support the Manager of Processing to supervise and manage the Packaging department, while working in cohesion with the other Processing departments to achieve most effective trimming, drying, curing, and packaging results.



Essential Duties

 

Leadership Procedures & Tasks

  • Managing and delegating staff to achieve the daily and weekly objectives of the Packaging department to serve the company’s mission to package and prepare for exportation of a variety of products.
  • Ensure the proper execution for all aspects of the department including management of the employees, directing and management of the operation and production of all dried cannabis SKUs, accuracy and organization of company packaged SKUs in the Distribution room, management and planning of the exporting of company packaged SKUs, and maintenance and upkeep of the automated machinery.
  • Supporting the Manager of Processing towards all departmental progression of packaging and distribution, along with the contribution and participation towards the planning and organizing of exporting all company related products.
  • Managing, delegating, and training the inventory system to maintain complete compliance and consistent organization.  This role is responsible for the training and development of the team member’s ability to operate and report in the inventory systems, such as, CounterPoint, METRC, and Google spreadsheets.
  • Assist with providing effective leadership to employees to ensure a complete understanding of and alignment to Delt’s vision, mission and values to maintain a positive work environment and a high level of morale.
  • Ensure all compliance requirements are met including facilitation of the immediate adjustment of practices to accommodate the dynamic changes that regularly occur. Ensure the organization and accuracy of the harvest batches of product being packaged and organized for shipment.
  • Ensuring all staff is following company defined protocols. Enforce all company policies and regulations.
  • Manage employees, including planning, assigning and directing work, examining performance and conducting evaluations, coaching, supervising, disciplining, addressing complaints and resolving employee issues.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to team members to ensure daily work, productivity, and quality goals are met. 
  • Assist in establishing initial and ongoing training for employees to ensure an adequate level of understanding regarding guidelines, policies and procedures.  
  • Monitor employee attendance, time off balances, time off requests, and all other attendance related processes.
  • Perform employee reviews annually.
  • Work collaboratively with all Delt’s employees and business partners.  Bring any and all safety, security, and packaging concerns forward through the proper channels including and not limited to the Manager of Processing, Safety leadership, Compliance leadership, Security leadership, and/or General Manager of Operations.
  • Assist with developing and managing projects, including defining project scope, resources and achieving deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Ensure effective and appropriate communication with team members to increase team unity and operative flow.
  • Determine daily prioritization of all tasks by collaborating with the Leads of Packaging and Manager of Processing in an effort to maintain a smooth organization and productivity.
  • Facilitating appropriate adjustments in planning to any unforeseen changes.
  • Planning and managing schedules for cleaning of  all equipment, supplies, machinery, and production areas. 
  • Responsible for prioritization, completion, and documentation of all tasks performed by the Packaging department employees as instructed by the Manager of Processing.
  • Executing all paperwork in order to keep the Packaging Department staffed and up to date in the timecard software. 
  • Update and track all required information daily.
  • Must plan and delegate constant supervision of team members to ensure all work is being done properly and efficiently, in accordance with our SOPs.
  • Facilitating the work of the Packaging department employees, by providing answers to questions, as well as providing them with the tools and resources they need to perform their tasks.
  • Clear understanding of workflow throughout the Cultivation facility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager of Processing and General Manager of Operation.

 

Workspace and Material Maintenance

  • Plan and carry out through the support of the Manager of Processing to guide and train Packaging department members to maintain proper organization of the Packaging and Distribution rooms.
  • Ensure upkeep and maintenance of the automated machinery through participation, practice, training, guiding, and disciplining accordingly to achieve.
  • Manage the communication and reporting of unsatisfactory dried cannabis and packaging concerns with leadership of Production and Processing, and General Manager of Operations.
  • Manage and support leadership with efficient productivity and teamwork when setting up machinery and equipment for operation and taking down and cleaning machinery when operation is complete, along with supporting the start of shift through end of shift within the Packaging and Distribution rooms.
  • Ensuring that sufficient supplies for the Packaging department are ordered and available.  Management and coordination of supplies with the Purchasing department.
  • Direct and support to associates with a safe, well maintained, and organized work area.



Compliance and Reporting

 

  • Plan and carry out the managing and guidance to have the department follow all instructed state and federal compliance regulations.

 

  • Oversee and support the organizing and securing of all METRC tags, labeling on containers and shipments.  Oversee and manage the proper reporting of all inventory to sustain compliance and company systems.
  •  Responsible for proper training of Data Technicians and employees packaging to understand how to perform roles compliantly.
  • Manage, coach, and discipline any improper action of compliance regulations.
  • Development, management, and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for the Packaging Department.
  • Update and track all required information in spreadsheets daily.
  • Monitor and address situations which may improper labeling and packaging, minimizing bud/product loss. 
  • Managing and coordinating the instructed procedures will maintain compliance and safety.  Any compliance or safety mistake or error created must be addressed and reported to the Manager of Processing.
  • Working with the Analytics department to organize and manage packaged company products efficiently and accurately.



Supervision

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Manager of Processing.
  • This person will be asked to manage and supervise the Packaging department.



Job Requirement

  • This position is expected to manage and supervise the employees of the Packaging department to perform duties at a highly productive and efficient pace, consistently.
  • To apply for a new position, employees must have served within this position for at least nine months before submitting the Grow Transfer Request form to the direct supervisor.



Working Conditions 

  • Able to use a computer and/or hand tools while sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Able to move about a typical office, manufacturing and warehouse environment.
  • Able to kneel, bend, reach, rotate, and stoop on an intermittent to regular basis daily.
  • Able to lift and move up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Consistent on-time attendance for all scheduled shifts.  Prepared for over 40+ hour work weeks within this position, regularly.
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.



Job Qualifications

 

Work Experience

  • At least six months experience in a leadership position to apply.  Must be in good standing for the last three months at least to apply. 
  • Previous experience with management of inventory and logistics preferred.
  • Three years of work experience in a related industry or work environment preferred.
  • Two years of leadership experience in a related industry or work environment preferred.
  • Experience supervising and managing in a fast-paced production environment preferred. 
  • Demonstrates ability to consistently meet productivity and performance requirements. 
  • Demonstrates high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates professional and respectful demeanor towards others.  Demonstrates respectful verbal and written communication capability. 
  • Knowledge and leadership background in cannabis manufacturing preferred..
  • Ability to utilize and modify electronic documents.
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. 
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal employment laws relating to key areas of responsibility.
  • Must be able to secure appropriate work credentials from the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Marijuana Regulatory Agency Enforcement Division.

 

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Management training and education preferred.

 

Proven success in the following job competencies:

  • Experienced Leadership, Coaching, and Training
  • Inventory and Logistics Experience
  • Large group management skills
  • Warehouse and Manufacturing experience
  • Respectful and Effective Communication
  • Data Entry and Computer Usage Proficient
  • Planning and Organizational Skills 
  • Dedicated and Productive Work Ethic
  • Initiative and Creativity
  • Multi-tasking proficient
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Quality, Compliant, and Safe Results
  • Willing to give and take Direction

 

 

Note:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.